41 men, including 6 from the Canaries are being questioned by police over child pornography images exchanged in Internet and other serious offences.

The arrests were made over the week-end in a number of regions in Spain after an anonymous tip-off was sent to the police’s special Internet Crime Unit.

Dozens of computers, DVD’s and external hard drives were seized in the coordinated arrests, which were carried out by over one hundred officers.

It is believed that the six Canarians being held will be charged with ‘grooming’ of youngsters via chat rooms on the Internet.